In Our Mad and Furious City

In Our Mad and Furious City

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 07/02/2019
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Synopsis

Winner of the Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year by a Writer of Colour 2019 Winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize 2019 Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018 Shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize Shortlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize For Selvon, Ardan and Yusuf, growing up under the towers of Stones Estate, summer means what it does anywhere: football, music and freedom. But now, after the killing of a British soldier, riots are spreading across the city, and nowhere is safe. While the fury swirls around them, Selvon and Ardan remain focused on their own obsessions, girls and grime. Their friend Yusuf is caught up in a different tide, a wave of radicalism surging through his local mosque, threatening to carry his troubled brother, Irfan, with it.

  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9781472250216
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Weight: 220g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 20 mm

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In Our Mad and Furious City
In Our Mad and Furious City
This is a novel that was written in the wake of the murder of Lee Rigby, an off-duty soldier, in Woolwich. The fact that this murder is the lynchpin of t... READ MORE
David Kenvyn
In Our Mad and Furious City
Bittersweet
If you like contemporary fiction which addresses the reality of life in the UK then this is for you. Vivid, angry, compassionate and bittersweet. A enjoyab... READ MORE
Paul